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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crŤme brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (681) - USA - FEB 10, 2013
aroma is bourbon, toffee, slight salted caramel, some booze. glowing ruby red brown small head little to no lacing. taste is whiskey, boozy, with a noticeable softness. some wood, some sweetness, slight bitter floral finish. body is sticky, medium to light. interesting.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On tap at the Daily Growler. Deep orange - brown pour slight off-white ring. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, nutty. Tastes are sweet candied malt, vanilla, Bourbon, oak. Sweetness gets knocked down by the booze balancing everything out for the most part - just a little hot late. Good sipper. 7.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle:   Reddish caramel, deep, frothy sandy head, little lacing.   Sweet up front, bready, pale breadiness, a touch of mango.   A very malty example of a Barley Wine.   Seems to be a heavier Wheat Wine.   Big rich maltiness, bready, some soft dark pitted fruit, with a touch of tropical fruit.   Fairly full bodied.   Finishes rich, thick, with strong caramel breadiness, some dark pitted fruit.   Bigger than expected.   Thanks Kevin!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (134) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
bottle from my boss. Thanks Shawn! Pours a deep copper brown. medium beige head. aroma is strong malt and alcohol. definitely has a bourbon taste with a syrupy finish. High quality, but not my style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy bourbon, dark fruit and sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet alcohol finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, fruit/raisin, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon, and light oak. It pours a transparent dark copper with a small off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy caramel, toasted brown sugar, fruit, and light raisin. The finish has molasses, vanilla, bourbon, and light wood. Itís full bodied with a rather sticky mouthfeel and mild carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (628) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Vintage 2012. Poured 12/25/13. Pours a hazy and deep amber color with a very thin white head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy, caramel, dark fruits (raisins), booze, vanilla, oak. Smells fantastic. Taste is big, sweet, boozey, vanilla, caramel, raisins, plums, figs (!) bourbon, just a little hot; finish is sweet dark fruits and burnt sugar. Warming. Thin lacing throughout. Mouth feel is full, chewy, but not coating. Medium-low carbonation. Not having been a fan of the standard release, this came as a delightful surprise. Really top notch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Wow, picked this up on a whim, have not been following beer much lately. Just incredible. My brotherís wife just tweeted that Jeff was enjoying a Bourbon County Stout, my favorite. Had no idea that I had something in that neighborhood in the garage. My favorite beers always remind me of some scrumptious food. This one reminds me of a heavy, sticky, gooey pastry with caramelized dark sugars and malt, darkest blackberry, date and vanilla, drizzled in caramel, soaked in bourbon. Oh my.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Awesome carmel and bourbon aroma...great carmel/brown sugar taste with bourbon, so awesome!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlowOffTube (438) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
So good and sooooo close to awesome. Pours a murky brown with no head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, caramel and dark fruit. Taste is caramel, bourbon oak, fig, and wood finish. This is where the rating went down a little.... had a little syrup thick body and no to minimal carbonation which hurt the mouth feel. Solo good though and close to Kuhnhenn fourth dementia, barrel aged, but still needs a little help.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1492) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Deep brown, caramel colored body with no head at all, only a very mild, beige collar. Looks thick. Aroma is very malty with notes of caramel, dark prunes, wood, light nuttiness, toast, boozy bourbon, & faint anise in the finish. A little harsh on the booze, but understandable. Taste is sticky, a little boozy & a little sweet. Notes of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, buttery toast, hints of creamy vanilla & raisins with a strong bourbon note in the finish. Oak adds some lingering astringency from the tannin. Nice stuff, a little boozy right now, perhaps.


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